“George Enescu” International Festival


George Enescu International Festival

The biennial “George Enescu” International Festival is the biggest classical music festival in Romania. Founded in 1958, the festival is held in honour of the celebrated Romanian composer George Enescu, and features three weeks of performances by high profile international orchestras and artists, as well as numerous Romanian artists and ensembles.

Highlights from the 2015 festival included the festival’s debut of the Berlin Philharmonic with Sir Simon Rattle and the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, as well as performances by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons. The 2015 festival also offered an acclaimed and diverse range of international soloists, including Anne-Sophie Mutter, David Garrett, Arcadi Volodos, Murray Perahia, Pierre Laurent Aimard, and Maria João Pires.